Author Archives: `Lex Pendragon

I am `Lex from #HorizonLabs and #DrunkPete "fame". I am a Marvel fanboy, and am a big enough geek that my kids are named after a famous literary bird, a verse-traveling space hooker, and the first lady of Star Trek/computer AI. Feel free to drop me a line if you're curious about anything else, or check out my Mastodon instance.

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 October 2

As we enter the spookiest month of the year, we also get a returning tale of a batty butler, as Pennyworth opens its third season with three episodes.  It joins House of the Dragon, Andor, She-Hulk, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Rings of Power is leaving us wondering what the episodes will be about.  The Handmaid’s plot is that June and Luke take a trip as Serena starts a new job.  Stargirl is neglecting her job at the JSA,  In See, the bombs start blowing as Tormada and Siberth attack Pennsa.

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]

Continue reading →

Bureau 42 October Review – Hellraiser (1987)

Our first review has been mouldering for twenty five years, as Clive Barker made his name with Hellraiser.  Spawning nine sequels, a reboot due this week, a series in development, and multiple prose and graphic novels, Bureau 42 starts its reviews with the movie that started the crazy.  Does this puzzlebox leave us craving more and more?

 

If the review of an old style web page doesn’t sounds like the opinion you are looking for, you should also check in with Kris and Dave at The Nerd Byword.  Each year they feature a handful of horror movie’s for their Nerd Nightmare and horror enthusiast Dave makes self-admitted ‘fraidy-cat’ Kris watch and review.  Hellraiser’s episode drops October 3rd.

Continue reading →

October Reviews 2022

Once a year on a spooky night
It’s Hallowe’en, and what a fright!
Young boys and ghouls, in ghoulish disguise
They cover their skin, conceal their eyes
A grave mistake to be out
When the ghosts are about
It’s Hallowe’en… our time to be afraid!
– North American Halloween Prevention Inc.

October has arrived again, and we’re counting down to Halloween with our annual assortment of ghoulish grotesqueries. Some are shockingly brand new– while others have been mouldering in their graves a while, ready to creep out and bring screams to the screens once more.
Check out this year’s crop of nightmare offerings with Bureau 42’s October Reviews:
Oct. 1: Hellraiser (1987)
Oct. 2: Child’s Play (1988)
Oct. 8: X (2022)
Oct: 15: Werewolf by Night (2022)
Oct. 22: Howard’s Mill (2021)
Oct. 29: The Velvet Vampire (1971)
Oct. 31: Nope (2022) and The Munsters (2022)

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 September 25

We are seeing more more returning shows, but less than you’d expect for the traditional fall television seasons.  Getting descriptions also see to be going away, as the on two shows that tell us what to expect are the Handmaid’s tale, as June tries not to choose violence, and See, where Baba takes a shortcut that clearly won’t be any more difficult than the regular road.  House of the Dragon gives us a princess and a Queen from its title, but otherwise Andor, She-Hulk, Lower Decks, the Rings of Power, and even returning My Hero Academia only offer us episode numbers.

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]

Continue reading →

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 September 18

The House of the Dragon has their hallway sconces fixed this week as they ‘Light the Way.’  The Handmaid’s Tale gives us a proper description to let us know a rebel outpost is richer by one June and Moira.  Stargirl brings some old school guest stars to find a new suspect for their murder investigation.  On See, we see a siege at the House of Enlightenment.  She Hulk and the Lower Decks, and the Rings of the Power don’t offer us a description, but we get new episodes.

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]

Continue reading →

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 September 11

At the House of the Dragons, you’ll have to dodge returning war champions and suitors for the princess, but once you do you can catch up with the Handmaids as they return to their Tale with two episodes, one in the morning, and one at the ballet.  Stargirl investigates the murder, while her dad deals with being out of a job.  She-Hulk, the Lower Decks in Star Trek, and the Rings of Power all offer new episodes without descriptions, but See ironically gives us the most view into their episode as their explosives explode, either through popularity with the rulers or sabotage.  Primal ends its season with the Echoes of Eternity.

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]

Continue reading →

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 September 4

We are in a golden age of fantastic prequels, at least I hope so.  I haven’t caught up with the House Lord of the Ringing Dragon Power prequels yet, but we know that classic series never get disappointing prequels.  The House of the Dragon’s third episode gives us the Second of His Name, and the Rings of Power doesn’t give us any clues.  Stargirl begins suspecting their small town neighbors.  She-Hulk and Lower Decks both leave us guessing, but See tells us we see Wren warn of war as the Witchfinder’s revolt.  If you’re butt wasn’t kicked sufficiently, take a visit to Cobra Kai for their fifth season to see if a sequel is more your thing.

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]

Continue reading →

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 August 28

It is another light week, especially if you’re down a couple of televisions and are temporarily sharing a room with a child too use to watch the House of the Dragon receive some prophecies.  Stargirl starts season three with a murder and sketchy allies from last season.  She-Hulk and Star Talk: Lower Decks both forgo descriptions, but our future primitives of See sees our stars set off to reunite, and our Primal primitives give us the second half of The Colossaeus.  Mystery Science Theater 3000 watch a swinging sixties story of a woman trying to replace men in leadership roles.

[ETA:} The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]

Continue reading →

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 August 21

Only a handful of shows this week, She-Hulk and Primal return from last week, and Star Trek: Lower Decks and See bring back their third season each.  Unfortunately, the only thing close to a description for the episodes is Primal telling us the title, The Colossaeus.  (Yes, it was double checked; that was not a misspelling.)

[Edited to add:] Apparently I had my head in the sand, and House of the Dragon started this week, too.  Thanks for catching that!

[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click Continue reading →)]

Continue reading →